Plumbing & Cooling Experts in Spring, TX

Is a Heat Pump the Right Cooling System for Me?

We understand that investing in a new air conditioning system can be enough to make one’s head spin. There are a lot of factors to consider, not the least of which is your budget. While you may be eager to just get your air conditioning installation or replacement in Spring, TX, out of the way, we must remind you that the selection of your new system is not the sort of process that you can just rush through. We rely upon our air conditioning systems a lot in this part of the country, and you really need to know for certain that your system will satisfy your needs completely. You may just find that a heat pump fits the bill.

What Makes a Heat Pump Worth Considering?

On the surface level, a heat pump may seem to be the exact same type of system as a split central air conditioner. Indeed, there are many similarities in design and operation. The heat pump uses an outdoor unit, and indoor unit, and a system of air ducts in order to cool air and to distribute that cooled air throughout one’s house. Heat is removed from the air passing over the evaporator coil as refrigerant is evaporated, and that heat is then dispersed outdoors. The really unique facet of a heat pump, though, is its ability to reverse this operation by reversing its refrigerant cycle, as well as the function of the indoor and outdoor coils.

In the winter season, which leans toward the more mild side in this part of the country, existing heat in the air outdoors is absorbed by the refrigerant in the system. The refrigerant is then compressed, which serves to boost its efficiency levels further, and its heat is used to warm the air in one’s home. This method of heating via heat transfer, rather than the generation of heat, is quite energy efficient.

If you think that a heat pump is right for you, contact Milton Frank Plumbing today to schedule service.